Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Chameleon

If the two separates I posted about the other day are an alternative to the typical suit, this must either be the anti-suit or just an example of something further from the classic example of a suit. An even greater alternative? If that term makes sense.
I wanted to use what will be the chameleon of my spring wardrobe, skinny cargo pants, to put together a more casual suiting alternative. I am using a loose interpretation of the word suit: a pair of pants and a jacket.
Let's talk about the pants. The pants are so fitted and structured that they could almost pass as a dressy pair of olive matchstick pants until you get to the cargo pockets and material.
With that in mind, I went for a jacket and blouse that would not be too great of a contrast for these pants as I wanted the outfit to still have a flow of colors and material. I could have created an even greater contrast and wore these bottoms with a tuxedo jacket and white button down blouse, but that's not really my style. Although I should probably never completely rule it out as an option.
I paired this outfit with my nude heels mostly because they are new, and I was excited to wear them!
Thrifted Evan Piccone blazer; Marshalls button up; Gap skinny cargo pants (on sale in stores; not online); Candies pumps via Kohl's (on sale); Ray Ban Wayfarers; Silver Mine jewlery

(Style blogging is not as glamorous as it seems. There is a lot of mud. Especially in Cleveland.)


Liz said...

OH! I have been dying for those skinny cargos - but they don't have them in my size at my gap. (and I am too lazy to trek to the mall)

You look awesome! I love blazers and cargos! Total Juxtaposition!


Ronda said...

I'm loving this look :) The blazer is adorable with the gold buttons. Great Find. Thanks for making it okay to wear bare feet in Cle!

Christina said...

I had to ask the store associate to pull my size off of the mannequin. They seem to be pretty popular.

Kristin said...

Those skinny cargoes look most excellent on you lady!

My Heart Blogged said...

The blues, and olive look great together. I can't wait for Cleveland to warm up, and get a little drier too!
My Heart Blogged

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Love those pants! I just bought a similar pair, but I don't like mine nearly as much as I like yours. :)

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